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Sc13 Supercomputing Show Must Go On, Government Shutdown or Not

By Network World

October 9, 2013

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SC13 is determined to hold its annual Supercomputing Conference the week of November 17 in Denver as scheduled, regardless of the status of the U.S. government shutdown, which directly impacts many volunteers and committee members, according to SC13 general chair Bill Gropp.

People from government agencies and laboratories, as well as major government contractors, regularly attend the event.

Gropp says registration for SC13 continues to be strong in spite of the federal closures, and he is confident the shutdown will be resolved before it starts. "In the event that it is not resolved, SC13 will waive the conference cancellation fees for those directly affected by the shutdown, including federal employees and federal contractors who must follow U.S. government travel rules," Gropp notes. "We are also considering extending the early registration period for those attendees as well."

SC13 highlights scientific and technical applications in high-performance computing, and Intel fellow Genevieve Bell is this year's keynote speaker. Sessions to be held at SC13 include Parallel Computing 101, Supercomputing in Plain English, Using Supercomputers to Create Magic, and Energy Efficient SuperComputing.

"SC13 is committed to making this year's conference the best ever and will do everything we can to ensure everyone can attend," Gropp says.

To stay up to date with SC13 news, visit http://sc13.supercomputing.org/

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